Chuck Smith

News Producer

Chuck Smith brings more than 30 years'  experience to Red River Radio  having started out as a radio news reporter and moving into television journalism as a newsmagazine producer / host,  talk-show moderator, programming director and managing producer and news director / anchor  for commercial, public broadcasting and educational television.  He has more recently worked in advertising, marketing and public relations as a writer, video producer and media consultant.   In pursuit of higher learning,  Chuck studied Mass Communications at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia and motion picture / television production at the University of California at Los Angeles.   He has also taught writing for television at York Technical College in Rock Hill, South Carolina and video / film production at Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport.

Courtesy: Talk Business and Politics

MORE EXPLANATION IS DESIRED - Much has been said about President Trump’s recent firing of former FBI Director James Comey. Arkansas’s senior senator John Boozman told Arkansas’ Talk Business & Politics website that while he applauded Comey’s service record, he understood what led to his dismissal but also wants a  more complete explanation. Sen. Boozman also stated he’s confident in the current Senate Intelligence Committee Investigation regarding any Russian interference with the Presidential Campaign last year.

Courtesy: Car & Driver

"CAPITAL MARKETS ARE BROKEN" - Elio Motors CEO Paul Elio says his company won't  hit its July job-creation deadline but emphasized that his company will build three-wheeled vehicles in the former GM Plant in Shreveport in the near future.  Elio joined  Caddo Commissioner- Louis Johnson who arranged a  Thursday afternoon press conference so  Elio could offer some public explanation as to why the company hasn't  kept it’s  scheduled to begin producing vehicles at the former  General  Motors plant in  West Shreveport. The company faces a deadline this summer to create 1,500 j

Courtesy: La. Legislature.gov

VOTING BILLS IN TEXAS & LOUISIANA: Lawmakers in the Louisiana House want to make it easier for voters to recall elected officials.The House voted 70-27 Wednesday for a proposal from Rep. Paul Hollis, a Covington Republican, to change rules for recall elections. The measure heads to the Senate for consideration.Under current law, a recall petition must be signed by one-third of registered voters within 180 days to hold an election on whether to recall an elected official. In districts with fewer than 1,000 registered voters, the petition requires signatures from 40 percent of them.

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